We absolutely love making tinfoil packet nacho dip when we’re camping. Today’s camping recipe is sure to become one of your new favorites. It is a huge hit when I bust it out for friends and family.
This nacho dip serves a lot of people so its perfect for large families or gatherings with friends. Be prepared for it to disappear fast, it is just that good!
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Don’t you just want to dive right into this delicious looking dip?!? It takes a bit a prep work before hand but is so worth it!! I fry the ground beef at home with taco seasoning before camping.
Once the beef has cooled I then store it in a large ziploc bag for easy storage and packing. If I plan on using it later during our camping trip then I put it in the freezer for use later.
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Our camp cooking essentials:
- A Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy. Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration! Or visit my how to use a pie iron post for tips.
- Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide.
- These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing! Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors.
- We love these BBQ Cooking Gloves because they make handling campfire food a whole lot safer!
For this simple camping recipe you will need:
- 1 lb cooked ground beef
- 1/2 cup refried beans
- 1 cup tex mex shredded cheddar cheese
- 250ml container of guacamole
- 1 cup salsa (we use homemade salsa)
- Green onions or chives, diced
- Sour cream, for topping
- 1 bag tortilla chips
How to make tinfoil packet nacho dip:
- Double layer two large pieces of tinfoil appox. 12″x14″.
- Layer beans, beef, cheese, guacamole and salsa.
3. Wrap in tinfoil, rolling ends tightly together creating a packet.
4. Place in the fire near the hot coals but not directly in the fire.
5. Allow to heat through and cook in the fire for about 15 minutes.
6. Top with sour cream and chives.
7. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.
It’s important to double layer the tinfoil so that non of the ingredients sneak out of the packet and to better prevent the dip from burning if the fire is too hot.
This can totally be done using a BBQ as well! Just put the packet in a BBQ at about 300F for 20-30 minutes or until the dip is warmed through.
How to make a tinfoil packet:
- Cut two pieces of aluminum foil large enough to cover the entire meal (about 12″). Layer them one on top of the other. Optional: spray the interior with non stick spray or line with parchment paper.
- Place recipe ingredients in the center. Bring up the longer edges of the foil and fold together. Grasp one end and roll it up, repeat with the other end.
- Alternatively foil pie plates may be used to cook foil packet meals. Simply place the recipe ingredients into the pie plate and cover with aluminum foil before cooking.
- For best results cook the foil packet on a grill over the open fire.
- Use caution when handling the foil packet as it can become hot while cooking.
Warm, oooey, gooey goodness!!
Tips for camping meal preparation:
- Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible. Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier. Trust me on this one!
- Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought.
- Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers. These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
- Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size freezer bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
- Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy. These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of our favorites.
- Use my blank printable meal plan or camping meal plans to help organize your next trip.
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